In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top will throw myself off
In an effort to make it clear to whoever
What it's like when you're shattered
Left standing in the lurch at a church
Where people saying: "My God, that's tough"
"She stood him up"
"No point in us remaining"
"We may as well go home"
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play?
But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about God in His mercy
Who if He really does exist
Why did He desert me?
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that there are more hearts
Broken in the world that can't be mended
Left unattended
What do we do? What do we do?

Alone again, naturally

Looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start with a heart so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally

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Alone Again Naturally Lyrics as written by Raymond Edward O'sullivan

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  • +4
    General Commentcatherine hit the nail square on the head about being depressed but still managing to act happy. sometimes it's because our shame makes us want to avoid, and try to deny, the fact that problems exist in our lives and so we build a superficial shell around ourselves for our own sake, and other times the wall of superficiality is built for the benefit of others, for fear of the consequences of letting our true selves show. In either case, it is my gut feeling that hiding behind walls of superficiality leads to even deeper inner turmoil that leads some, as the person in this song, to beleieve that even God Himself has deserted them.
    D-Shizniton January 28, 2005   Link

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